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Matthew Chapman @fawfulfan
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Fellow Democrats. We won big last night. Huge. It wasn’t close. It was a blowout.

Here’s what our next steps should be.
1/ This election taught us that one big thing matters: contest EVERY state and local seat. Even hard right ones. Because you’ll always win at least a few. If we do that in 2018, the House is ours.
2/ By that same token: a good ground game and a powerful message of resistance is needed. When we all work together to turn out the vote, great things happen.
3/ We should now take #ALSen seriously. If just tied up the 5th-most gerrymandered state legislature in the country, we can bring it for Doug Jones.
4/ As Maine shows, we also win big when it’s our agenda rather than our people on the ballot. So let’s push more referenda. Starting with the felon enfranchisement initiative in Florida.
5/ (Sidenote, we should have learned that lesson LONG ago. We actually won pretty big on referenda in 2014 and 2016, which were otherwise nightmare years).
6/ Governors, Governors, Governors. Last night’s vote ended partisan gerrymandering in VA. We can end it in WI, MI, OH, and FL by electing a Dem governor, and in PA by re-electing the one we already have.
7/ We picked up two new Democratic state trifectas: NJ and WA. Let’s use them. We can run real progressive legislation in these states now.
8/ On another note: let’s protect Bob Mueller. Trump is furious from last night, and he’ll only get angrier as more indictments come. No telling what he’ll do.
9/ And let’s also burn this tax bill to ashes. We sent the GOP a message to listen to us — not to spoiled brat billionaire donors.
10/ Basically, let’s learn from our winners last night, and leverage their newfound state and local power to resist...into 2018 and beyond.

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